Before I ramble on too long I thought I should put up some photos from May, since I've finally gone through and edited a bunch!
May 2nd was a pretty decent day with lots of birds around. Actually, it may have been one of the better days of the spring! I grabbed a lot of record shots of common birds, such as this Lincoln's Sparrow.
|Lincoln's Sparrow - Point Pelee National Park|
May 3rd was a pretty good day as well with quite a few highlights. I took some time photographing the butterflies as it was a phenomenal spring for them.
|Mourning Cloak - Point Pelee National Park|
Variegated Fritillary was one species which was abnormally abundant this spring. Several hundred (!) were seen over the course of a week or so. It was a lifer for me!
|Variegated Fritillary - Point Pelee National Park|
American Snouts were also around in huge numbers for this early in the year...
|American Snout - Point Pelee National Park|
as were Little Yellows (Sulfurs)
|Little Yellow - Point Pelee National Park|
I did not spend a lot of time photographing warblers this spring because it takes a lot of time and patience! But on the afternoon of May 6 I ran into a nice pocket of them. The lighting was good, they were all down low, and with some pishing I photographed about 10 species in 15 minutes! (By the way, as of this spring pishing was illegal in Point Pelee NP. A rule that many of us were less than pleased with, since it does no harm to migrating birds)
Some of the highlights...
|Northern Parula - Point Pelee National Park|
|Magnolia Warbler - Point Pelee National Park|
|Black-and-white Warbler - Point Pelee National Park|
|Chestnut-sided Warbler - Point Pelee National Park|
|Palm Warbler - Point Pelee National Park|
|Black-throated Green Warbler - Point Pelee National Park|
|Cape May Warbler - Point Pelee National Park|
That's all for now. There are many more photos to come, including a whole series of "rarities" from throughout the spring.